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Indian, B'deshi cops meet to discuss border concerns

Indian, Bdeshi cops meet to discuss border concerns

Kolkata: A meeting was organised on Thursday between civil and police administration of India and Bangladesh along with Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), in a bid to curb crimes in the Indo-Bangla border area in North 24-Parganas.

According to sources, the meeting took place at a hotel in New Town where District Magistrate (DM) of North 24-Parganas Chaitali Chakraborty, along with Superintendent of Police (SP), Barasat C Sudhakar and SP, Bashirhat, Kankar Prosad Barui met with the officials of Bangladesh. From Bangladesh, DMs and SPs from Jhenidah, Satkhira and Jessore attended the meeting.

While discussing about the situation in and around the Indo-Bangla border areas, crimes related to trafficking and smuggling came up as the main issue.

Sources informed that both India and Bangladesh administrations have emphasised on cooperation and sharing intelligence information between the two nations.

Though such meetings take place once in a few years, its significance has gone up this year as smuggling of gold and drugs has increased a lot in the last few years. In the meeting, both Bangladesh and West Bengal government officials assured each other of extending cooperation and also agreed to share information as it would help both the administrations to curb the illegal trades.

Apart from this, Bangladesh Police and West Bengal Police officials discussed about the present crime patterns. The matter of idol immersions in Ichamati river was also discussed. The BSF and BGB officials also discussed the need for strengthening security in their respective borders.

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